ASTRO 15

Autonomous Star Sensor

The ASTRO 15 combines a high degree of flexibility with outstanding features for lifetime, reliability and robustness. The sensor is a flight proven, autonomous star tracking system for long-term GEO and LEO missions on telecom, science and Earth observation satellites.

More than 130 flight units of the ASTRO 15 sensor have been ordered for geostationary communication / Earth observation satellites. More than 50 Flight Models are operating successfully in orbit. The ASTRO 15 has been selected as the standard star sensor for Boeing's 702 platform.

Jena-Optronik is the first German company awarded "Supplier of the Year 2006" from the US technology group Boeing. Boeing selected the Jena-based company as one of only 11 chosen from a field of more than 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries around the world. This award from Boeing is the company's premier supplier award, presented annually to its top suppliers for their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. The winning suppliers were chosen based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and cost for performance in 2006.

Return ticket booked: From Earth to Mars and back again

Star sensors from Jena lead the way to the red planet.

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NASA, ESA and Jena-Optronik: A space cooperation for exploring the cosmos

 Jena-Optronik has received a contract to supply star sensors as part of the international "Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope" Project.

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Rendezvous in space

Twelve years after its maiden flight on ESA‘s ATV-1 “Jules Verne“, our Rendezvous and Docking Sensor (RVS®) successfully completed its last mission.

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"We know what the Earth breathes"

A look at our contributions to "Sentinel-4" in the European Earth observation programme COPERNICUS.

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Space photography

Apollo astronauts as photographers: stunning pictures of our blue marble, the moon and astronauts' lifes 

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Space: It’s all around us

Space inspires us all and creates a wealth of knowledge

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